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Zola to keep Hammers comfortable

Clockwise from left: Luis Jimenez; boss Gianfranco Zola; Fabio Daprela; Peter Kurucz

MANAGER: Gianfranco Zola (Sept 2008)

MAJOR INS: Luis Jimenez (Inter Milan, loan), Peter Kurucz (Ujpest FC), Fabio Daprela (Grasshopper Club Zurich, undisclosed), Radoslav Kovac (Spartak Moscow, undisclosed)

MAJOR OUTS: Freddie Sears (Crystal Palace, loan), Lee Bowyer (Birmingham, free),

KEY MAN: Carlton Cole (90 apps/21 gls)
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LAST SEASON: 9th

OUR VERDICT: 9th. Zola has made an impressive start to his managerial career and West Ham's youngsters are in safe hands.
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